I loved this recent local art exhibition to raise funds for Brough Bay Association and Castlehill Heritage Scoiety. On hindsight, I wish I'd actually entered a postcard into the exhibition, but still, I played my part by going along and taking a look, then bidding on some of the postcards in the silent auction.
The quality of the art was astounding; there were some amazing pictures done in all sorts of different mediums. Watercolours, photographs, acrylics, drawings, collages....you name it, it was probably in there. There were entries from nearly every walk of life; from very young children to professional artists, and from loads of different countries. Taking a look through the blog gives a taste of some of the pictures, but seeing them all displayed together was amazing, especially as the sea is one my favourite subjects ever.
The silent auction was exciting because I'd never bid in one before. It was hard to choose favourites - in the end I more or less picked five at random and placed (very small) bids on them. I think the most I bid was £11 for one, but one of the most expensive postcards ended up selling for over £100! Anyway, I was delighted to win one in the auction, this one (also pictured above, waiting patiently while I decide where to hang it) for £8.
It was a great concept and a wonderful way to raise money for a local worthy cause. And I won something! Which is always a bonus.